Thurston Point Cottage

Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 1.5 Sleeps 7 Gloucester
  • Rear exterior of the home.
    Rear exterior of the home.
  • Front of the house.
    Front of the house.
  • The back porch has wonderful views of the river.
    The back porch has wonderful views of the river.
  • Open-plan living & dining room.
    Open-plan living & dining room.
  • The tv area of the L-shaped living room.
    The tv area of the L-shaped living room.
  • The back door to the large river view porch.
    The back door to the large river view porch.
  • The dining area is open to the living room.
    The dining area is open to the living room.
  • There is access to the screened porch from the dining room.
    There is access to the screened porch from the dining room.
  • Dining area on the large screened-in porch.
    Dining area on the large screened-in porch.
  • The screened-in section of the wraparound porch.
    The screened-in section of the wraparound porch.
  • The kitchen is fully-applianced.
    The kitchen is fully-applianced.
  • Downstairs half-bath/powder room.
    Downstairs half-bath/powder room.
  • Bedroom 1: Master Bedroom with King bed.
    Bedroom 1: Master Bedroom with King bed.
  • Bedroom 1: Master Bedroom has a water view.
    Bedroom 1: Master Bedroom has a water view.
  • View of the river from the Master Bedroom.
    View of the river from the Master Bedroom.
  • Bedroom 2: Double bed & ceiling fan.
    Bedroom 2: Double bed & ceiling fan.
  • Bedroom 3: Double bed.
    Bedroom 3: Double bed.
  • Upstairs full bath.
    Upstairs full bath.
  • Bedroom 3: Single bed.
    Bedroom 3: Single bed.
  • Bedroom 3: Single bed.
    Bedroom 3: Single bed.
  • Large side yard with river views.
    Large side yard with river views.
  • The back porch has several rocking chairs for river-watching.
    The back porch has several rocking chairs for river-watching.
  • The house also has an enclosed sleeping porch.
    The house also has an enclosed sleeping porch.
  • Side yard with view to the screen porch and river beyond.
    Side yard with view to the screen porch and river beyond.
  • A seating area for watching the river flow by.
    A seating area for watching the river flow by.
  • Private dock is just across the large yard.
    Private dock is just across the large yard.
  • River traffic on the Annisquam.
    River traffic on the Annisquam.
  • Annisquam River At Sunset as seen from Porch
    Annisquam River At Sunset as seen from Porch
  • Back of the house. The enclosed sleeping porch is on the right.
    Back of the house. The enclosed sleeping porch is on the right.

Get away from it all and unwind at this comfortable riverfront vacation retreat. Located in a quiet neighborhood, Thurston Point Cottage offers a relaxing atmosphere with spectacular sunset views over the Annisquam River. You might choose to sip a cool drink on one of the large porches and watch the boats go by or drive into downtown Gloucester or nearby Rockport to explore shops, restaurants, waterfront, and a vibrant arts scene. Either way, you'll enjoy the perfect summer escape!

Swim and kayak from the property or even fish off the deepwater dock, which can accommodate boats up to 18' and has a ladder on the side to make it easy to get in and out of the river for a refreshing swim. For the full river experience, ask us about renting a Kayak or Stand-Up Paddleboard through Atlantic Vacation Homes.

No pets. No smoking. No events or parties

What does my rented vacation home provide?


Since all Atlantic Vacation Homes rental properties are residential homes, and not hotel rooms, they are all fully furnished and include a living room, kitchen, and bedrooms and bathrooms as described on each property detail page.


  • The kitchen includes cooking utensils, pots & pans, dishcloths, potholders, flatware, dishware, glassware and a corkscrew. Standard appliances include a refrigerator, microwave, stove, toaster, and coffee maker. Some properties are equipped with additional items; please refer to the full amenity list for your specific property. If you require specialty items, such as kitchen scales or food processors, it is best to bring your own.

  • Bed linens and bath linens (bath towels, hand towels and face cloths) are provided in accordance with the advertised occupancy of the property. Beds will be made with linens, pillows, blankets, and bedspreads prior to your arrival, with the exception of trundles, top bunks, futons, and sleep sofas.

  • The property includes basic housekeeping supplies, such as brooms and dustpans.

  • Many (but not all) properties have a landline for local calls. Please refer to the full amenity list for your specific property.

  • Air conditioning, beach towels, hot tubs, TVs, DVD players, porch furniture, grills, docks, recreational games and equipment, and other amenities are furnished as a courtesy by the homeowner and are not guaranteed. Please refer to the full amenity list for your specific property for details.

Guests will also receive a “Welcome Kit” that contains:


  • An area guide

  • One kitchen sponge

  • One small bottle of dish soap

  • One dishwasher detergent pod or packet

  • One laundry detergent pod or packet

  • One trash bag

In addition, the complimentary items below are provided as a convenient starter supply for when you first arrive. Additional items beyond the starter supply are the responsibility of the guest.


  • One full roll of toilet paper per bathroom

  • One box of tissues per bathroom

  • Travel-sized bars of soap in each bathroom

  • One full roll of paper towels in the kitchen

Primary Bedroom

1 King

The Primary bedroom contains a King bed and has river views, and a AC unit.

Bedroom 2

1 Full/Double

This room contains a Full bed.

Bedroom 3

1 Twin/Single

This room contains a Single bed.

Bathroom 1

A half bath, off of the kitchen.

Bathroom 2

Full bathroom with a shower/tub combo.

Living/Dining Room

The L-shaped living room has multiple seating areas and a flat-screen TV as well as access to the large back porch overlooking the river.

Kitchen

The galley kitchen is well-equipped and recently updated.

Standard

  • Carbon Monoxide Detector(s)
  • Fire Extinguisher(s)
  • Linens & Bath Towels Included
  • No Smoking or Vaping Anywhere on Property
  • SafeHome (VRMA & VRHP) Cleaning Procedures
  • Smoke Detectors
  • WiFi

Climate

  • AC: Window Unit(s)
  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Fan(s)

Entertainment

  • Cable Television
  • Television

Kitchen

  • Cookware, Dishes, and Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Drip Coffee Maker
  • Electric Stove/Range
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator/Freezer
  • Toaster Oven

Living

  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Jetted Tub
  • Laundry: Washer and Dryer
  • No Pets Allowed
  • Desk or Work Area

Local Area

  • Swim From Property
  • Water Views
  • Waterfront

Outdoor/Exterior

  • Deck
  • Deepwater Dock
  • Gas Grill
  • Parking: 4 Cars
  • Porch
  • Screened Porch
  • Yard/Garden
  • Outdoor Seating
LEAVE A REVIEW
September 11, 2021 - Website

Precious Charming Cottage

by Shannon
I couldn't possible speak higher about this precious spot. Talk about idyllic! I would stay here again in a heartbeat. Everything was very clean and well appointed. My husband loved it so much, that we canceled our final dinner plans and grilled up some steaks instead just to enjoy as much time there as possible. Please keep this as a rental as I'd give my eye teeth to be able to stay here again.
October 2, 2020 - Website

On the River

by Michelle
Very comfortable home & space. The porch & the Dock really add to the experience of the River location.
July 25, 2019 - Website

Family & Friends Time on the River

by Michelle
I was very pleased with the presentation of the house. Towels in each room a very nice touch.A Quick response for any issue was noted. Great vacation time.
Thank you for your 5-star review! We are thrilled to hear that you were pleased with the house and that everyone had a wonderful vacation. We hope to see you again on Cape Ann soon.
July 15, 2019 - Website

Wonderful Week

by Anne
We stayed in this cottage for a beautiful July week. The cottage was clean and as pictured. The location is beautiful. Sitting on the porch each morning watching the boats go by was wonderful. We brought our 17' boat and enjoyed it every day. I highly recommend this cottage.
Thank you for your 5-star review! We are thrilled that you had a wonderful stay at this cottage, and look forward to welcoming you back soon!
September 5, 2018 - Website

Rocking Chair porch

by Anne
The location of this cottage is fantastic! Great spot to watch the boats on the river, enjoy a kayak or swim right from the dock and enjoy the rocking chairs on the porch with coffee or wine. Wonderful place.
July 25, 2018 - Website

Relaxing and surrounded by Tranquility.

by Anne
A summer family vacation that was much anticipated. The weather was sunny and warm during the day and cool at night without a/c. Beds were comfortable and plenty of towels supplied. During the day we enjoyed the beach and the evenings were spent Stripper fishing from the dock. A wonderful family vacation had by all in Gloucester on the Annisquam River.
Thank you for sharing your vacation experience with us. We are glad to see that you and your family had a wonderful and relaxing stay. We hope to welcome you back in 2019!
July 18, 2016 - Website

Peaceful and Comfortable

by Unknown
Lovely to sit on the porch and look at the water, although there is a dock and canoes available. Perfect summer cottage.
July 27, 2015 - Website

Thurston point cottage review

by Mary
We had a delightful time. View from porch is fabulous.
July 2, 2015 - Website

Lovely and Peaceful

by Unknown
Just right.
June 24, 2015 - Website

Thurston Point Cottage

by Anne
Had a lovely time. A perfect vacation cottage. The location is wonderful and the house charming. I know the owners talk about updating the kitchen but I love it. Has everything a cook needs. Perhaps the single bed could be updated? Ok for a child but not good for adult backs.
We love returning guests. Thank you!
August 25, 2014 - Website

Perfect.

by Unknown
Lovely view of the river and happy boaters going by. The house was clean and furnished perfectly. Peaceful. Nice porches for reading, talking with friends, and even bridge.
September 26, 2013 - Website

Annisquam vacation

by Anne

Lovely house. The beds are a bit soft and saggy. Atlantic Vacation Homes is wonderful!

Thank you for your feedback regarding the beds. We will look into the mattress issue! 

August 26, 2013 - Website

Perfect.

by Unknown
Clean and cozy with a wonderful view of the river from the porch.
August 16, 2013 - Website

Loved the cottage and view

by John
A pleasant cottage in a lovely part of the cape.
September 10, 2012 - Website

The Cottage You Never Want to Leave

by Anita
I loved the space inside this cottage. I felt at home right away. Such caring thoughtfulness has gone into every detail. All of our needs were anticipated and fulfilled.The seaside colors each room was decorated with. Could catch the sun and the breezes from the porches; from the big one with six rocking chairs facing the Annisquam, to the two screened ones for smaller occasions. It was great to have the washer and dryer in the kitchen. An abundance of linens and bedding options. Yard nicely landscaped. I liked watching the different boats go to and from the harbor, and watching the birds--the egrets, cormorants, seagulls, mockingbirds, blue birds, sparrows going about their lives. Beautiful.
August 29, 2011 - Website

Wonderful in every way.

by Unknown
Sitting on the porch with a book and friends, looking out to the marshes and riverways was one of the most peaceful times I've had in ages. The cottage was a lovely New England house in tip-top condition.
August 3, 2011 - Website

Absolute bliss!

by Unknown
We owe Georgia at AVH a huge thanks for recommending Thurston House for our summer vacation in July. We had wanted to be directly on the Ocean but Georgia described the river and Thurston House and we decided to go with it. I can't tell you how delighted we were when we arrived to see a very quaint and romantic cottage with a large verandah and peaceful views. The photos on the website do not do this cottage justice. We spent our days swimming off the dock, cycling to Gloucester and Rockport, dining and reading on the verandah. We made gourmet dinners each night and although the kitchen is quaintly dated, it was well appointed and had everything we needed. Thank you to AVH! We hope to return next year.
So glad that you enjoyed Thurston Point! It truly is a lovely place that has all the amenities, but still retains its original charm and romantic atmosphere. Come back and see us next year and we will be happy to accomodate your needs. Oh and by the way, Georgia has a sixth sense about these rentals, we are lucky to have her! AVH staff
July 18, 2011 - Website

Peace and Quiet

by Lee
Peaceful, quiet, care free--that's how I would describe our stay at Thurston Point Cottage. The cottage was simple, but offered everything we needed to get away and relax for the week. The sunsets were amazing. The kayaking and swimming in Annisquam River was refreshing. And the proximity to shopping, restaurants, etc. just made it all that much better. Thank you for a wonderful stay and fine hospitality.
Thurston Point Cottage is truly the type of place where time can just slip by! We are so pleased that you enjoyed the accomodations and its proximity to all Cape Ann has to offer. AVH Staff
June 27, 2011 - Website

A peaceful retreat

by Carolyn
Our stay at Thurston Point Cottage was my gift to myself for finishing cancer treatment, and it couldn't have been more perfect. The house is cozy, with a lovely retro kitchen and vintage furniture. The view is stunning, especially the sunsets. We spent our days in rocking chairs on the porch, watching egrets and cormorants skim the river. When we felt energetic, we took the kayaks out and paddled along the shoreline. On cooler days we sat in the screened porch and played board games. It was so different from our busy (and, lately, dramatic) daily life. and really gave us a chance to relax and recharge.
We are so pleased that you found a comforting respite at Thurston Point and good for you for treating yourself after such a difficult ordeal. Thurston Point is a gem especially for the views and access to the beautiful Annisquam River. We hope all goes well for you and that you come back and visit us soon! AVH staff
August 29, 2010 - Website

Happy with Gloucester

by Shirley
I love the area. The only thing missing from this property was heat (we were there during a nor'easter and would have appreciated that). This would also make it rentable in other seasons.
July 26, 2010 - Website

by Anne
Thank you for your favorable review of Thurston Cottage. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to serving your vacation needs in the future.
July 21, 2010 - Website

by Anne
Thank you for your review of Thurston Point Cottage and feel free to contact us for your future rental needs.
August 31, 2009 - Website

Place worked beautifully for our family. View off the porch was just beautiful.

by Unknown
House had amenities like a washer dryer and beach chairs which made things easier for a summer visit.
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